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Betasso Perserve

Average Rating:    (3.52 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 27

A nice trail for training. You can do quite a few laps on it. Some parts are fairly technical. A lot of hair pin turns
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Latitude
40.00953807409665
Longitude
-105.34060478210449
Trail Directions
Go up the canyon to the Betasso Perserve Turnoff. Take that road up to the dead end. Take Sugae Loaf Rd. up to the trail head
Trail Length
2.7 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Boulder
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Review Date
August 31, 2011

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: dclair ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Note that with the new Benjamin Trail loop you can now ride 7 miles at Betasso. Benjamin Trail right now is a great cruising single track with no rocks and smooth trail. Easier than the original Canyon Loop. For the hardy, ride from town up the Connector/Link trail off of Boulder Canyon just east of the road tunnel.



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Review Date
May 25, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: slomak ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Brief review of the new Benjamin Loop. First, kudos to all the volunteers for all the hard work to see this to fruition! This trail branches of the existing Betasso loop about a third to half way around, and is very well marked. The beginning portion is TWO WAY traffic, so keep the jets on idle (it's only for maybe a mile). The one way loop is somewhat similar to the existing loop you just came off . Slightly longer than existing Betasso loop (20-30 minutes out around and back, depending on level). Rolling, fairly void of obstacles and fast. The fast part is worth a note. If you are cranking, pay attention, as the trail is fairly narrow (inside and out). If you're a serious racer, give the weekend warriors a chance to find a reasonable spot to pull over. Likewise, if you're holding someone up, please let them by when you can./ Overall, very fun, very fast, relatively easy physically and technically. Side note: If unfamiliar with the ride overall from Boulder, take the Link trail (off of Canyon) and don't be discouraged by the first 1/2 mile (if you can ride that part with no stopping you are a stud-or studette!) . It gradually gets easier up to the Betasso Loop.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Walker/White Ranch/W.Mag./Sourdough/Heil/Hall



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Review Date
January 20, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: skipole ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
It's a stellar 2 hr ride from town, maybe 1 mi. of gravel bike trail and 1 mile of road and then a very technical skull head climb (maybe 800 ft rise), only crazed locals will clean it. Then an additional 3 or so miles of fun super fast flowy single track. Additional 4 mi. of flowy single track opening in spring! Return is full throttle! Its really! the only decent option to mt bike from town, which is human rights violations! Boulder's a platinum rated bike city, but for mtn biking its been aggressively denied. Someday Boulder will come to its senses.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Sourdough, St. Vrain, West Mag but they're 45 min drives



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Review Date
November 30, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: easymzm ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
A nice loop that is close to Boulder. It is comprised of mostly singletrack with some fire roads thrown in. Although it is acceptable as a beginner trail it still offers plenty of fun for the more experienced rider.

Recommended Route:
You can either drive to the parking lot and ride from there or you can ride up canyon and take a right before the tunnel and head up the very steep and loose single track. I prefer to do the loop clockwise but both directions are fun.



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Review Date
July 31, 2009

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: bfelper ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Ez trail for anyone with a few rides under there belt. Does not require full suspension



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